Jan. 31 — A historically tight labor market and strong consumer spending held back by declining business investment and a weakening energy sector added up to a steady, but slower, Texas economy last year. Expect more of the same in 2020. Texas employment will grow 2.1 percent in 2020, according to an annual forecast by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – that’s close to the 2 percent rate of job growth the Dallas Fed estimated in 2019.

— Houston Chronicle